09 Sept 2024
This course is for students who would like to develop their skills within the creative and media industries to prepare them for work or further study. Students on this programme may wish to work in set design, illustration, sculpture, media, textiles or fine art.
You will complete a one-week work placement within the industry. You will also have the opportunity to work on many live projects and exhibit your work. At the end of your studies, you will be invited to exhibit your final design projects at the End-of-Year Showcase.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English. All places are subject to an interview with a portfolio of your creative work.
The course is full time for one year starting in September and ending in June/July. The exact start days and hours depend on your timetable, but you can expect to be in College three to four days a week plus approximately 10 hours a week independent study.
You will learn in a variety of ways, including formal lessons, practical workshops and group work. Some projects will involve you working with local employers/artists as well as your lecturers.
School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.
On completion of this course to a merit standard, you can progress to a Level 3 course, including a Level 3 UAL Diploma in Art and Design.
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